Black History Month: Top African American Television Characters (Part Two!)

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  • Eartha Kitt, Batman
  • Audra McDonald, Private Pracctice
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner, The Cosby Show
  • Kim Fields, Living Single
  • Brandy, Moesha
  • Kerry Washington, Scandal
  • Idris Elba, Luther
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson, The Game
  • Tichina Arnold, Martin
  • Marla Gibbs, The Jeffersons
  • Harold Perrineau, Oz

Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Theodore Huxtable

On The Cosby Show, Malcolm-Jamal Warner's Theo helped to reimagine the TV son and brother in sitcoms. He was the schoolgirl crush of a generation, earnest, hard-working and flawed, but always respectful. Warner's characterization of Theo embodied multicultural America's boy next door.

(Photo: CBS) 

 

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